Am I Eligible to Appeal my Criminal Conviction?

Am I Eligible to Appeal my Criminal Conviction?

In the state of Ohio, each defendant is entitled to have his or her criminal conviction reviewed by the court of appeals. This ensures that you were given a fair trial. An appeal is not a completely new trial where new evidences and defense strategies are introduced. Instead, if there were legal errors made at your trial, this appeal may give you the opportunity to have a re-trial and potentially have your charges or sentence reduced.

How To Make An Appeal

Appeals do not happen instantaneously. There are rules and limitations that go hand in hand with an appeal. For example, if you have been convicted of a felony, a notice of appeal must be filed no more than 30 days after your conviction and sentence were entered. If the deadline is missed, you can request a delayed appeal and must offer a valid reason for failing to comply with the deadline given. There is no guarantee that you will be granted a delayed appeal.

The court of appeals staff cannot determine if you are eligible for an appeal. The following documents define an appealable order:

  • Ohio Revised Code Section 2505.02
  • Ohio Civic Rule 54 (B)
  • Ohio Criminal Rule 32

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The appeal process or any other post-conviction remedy can be very complicated. I have over 10 years of experience and have successfully defended a wide variety of criminal charges. When you secure my legal assistance, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands. I proudly offer each prospective client a free case evaluation.

If you have questions about the appeals process or any legal concerns, contact my firm. We are passionate about your freedom and wellbeing and will analyze your situation to maximize the chances of your charges being reduced.

Contact Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq. LLC today to schedule your consultation and find out if your criminal conviction can be appealed.


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